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Friday US briefing: Trump escalates feud with Pelosi amid shutdown

How the president’s two years in power have changed key US policies ... North Korean envoy to meet Pompeo ... Democrat takes charge of Flint water crisis investigationGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, North Korea, US, World news, US news, Culture, Asia Pacific, US politics, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Frank Sinatra, Trump, Flint, Flint Water Crisis, Pelosi, Tim Walker


Trump uses clash over State of the Union to fundraise – live

President highlights Pelosi’s proposal to delay speech in letter to supporters as he cancels her trip to AfghanistanStart your day with our US morning briefing. Sign up. 11.15pm GMT It appears that a certain someone is enjoying life post-politics. Instead of being stressed over shutdown battles, these days Former House Speaker John Boehner is busy peddling pot to investors as America’s next cash crop. The government is shut down but the former speaker of the house is living his best life pic...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Navy, Virginia, US, America, US news, Afghanistan, Democrats, US politics, John Boehner, US Congress, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi


Trump escalates shutdown row by cancelling Pelosi trip – live

Sarah Sanders posted letter from president saying he will refuse to provide House speaker military aircraft to travel abroad Sign up to the US morning briefing 8.17pm GMT Trump is now fundraising off the State of the Union showdown.Trump is fundraising off of Pelosi's proposal to call off the State of the Union.Subject line: "I'm disinvited?" pic.twitter.com/mpKpTfkvp8 8.02pm GMT Lindsey Graham has condemned Trump’s decision in a series of tweets.One sophomoric response does not deserve ...
Tags: Republicans, US, US news, Afghanistan, Democrats, Egypt, US politics, Nato, House, US Congress, Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Pelosi, Sarah Sanders


Thousands more migrant children separated under Trump than previously known

Damning government report says ‘thousands of separated children’ put in care up to a year before policy became publicGovernment shutdown enters 27th day – live updatesThe Trump administration may have separated thousands of migrant children from their parents at the border for up to a year before family separation was a publicly known practice, according to a stunning government review of the health department’s role in family separation. Related: The US detention center where sick children re...
Tags: US, World news, US news, US politics, US immigration, Trump, Trump Administration, Us-mexico Border


Shutdown enters 27th day with grim poll news for Trump – live updates

The president will go to the Pentagon today to make an announcement on the government’s missile defence reviewSign up to the daily US morning briefing 2.08pm GMT CBS reports that the White House is mulling the option of having President Donald Trump deliver the State of the Union in the Senate chamber after Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked him to delay the address until after the shutdown. 1.53pm GMT The Wall Street Journal reports that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen billed Donald Trump $50...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Cbs, Pentagon, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen


Tuesday US briefing: May's historic defeat in Brexit deal vote

Christie: Trump dodged confrontation after Kushner ‘hit job’ ... US citizen thought to be among dead in Kenya terror attack ... administration puts politics before science, say expertsGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, US, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, US politics, Kenya, Donald Trump, Brexit, Trump, Christie, Tim Walker, Kushner


Congress rebukes Steve King after white supremacy remarks - as it happened

The House voted to disapprove of white supremacy in response to remarks from the Iowa Republican Sign up to the daily US morning briefing 1.54am GMT Shutting down for today, thanks for following along! In case you’re just tuning in, here’s a Tuesday breakdown: 1.30am GMT It didn’t take long for the Republican National Committee to issue a takedown on the newly-announced 2020 candidacy of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Mere hours after she shared with Stephen Colbert that she was assembling an ...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Stephen Colbert, US, US news, Democrats, Gop, US politics, House, Iowa, US Senate, US Congress, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Steve King, Bryan Adam


Congress rebukes Steve King after white supremacy remarks - live

The House voted to disapprove of white supremacy in response to remarks from the Iowa Republican Sign up to the daily US morning briefing 1.03am GMT House and Senate leaders announced today that Congress will work through the upcoming week-long recess and stay in session until there is a solution to the shutdown, which is now the longest in US history. Roughly 800,000 federal workers have gone without pay over the last four weeks and with no end to the impasse in sight, will likely soon miss...
Tags: UK, Republicans, Congress, Senate, US, US news, Democrats, United States, Theresa May, US politics, Nato, United Kingdom, House, Iowa, US Senate, US Congress


William Barr hearing: attorney general pick questioned over Trump and Mueller – live

Trump’s nominee says he would not fire Mueller without good cause. Watch live and follow the latest Sign up to the daily US morning briefing 10.50pm GMT Pressed by Sen. Cory Booker on his views on LGBTQ rights, Barr responded that he thinks “in a pluralistic society there has to be a live and let live attitude” and added that while he at one time believed marriage should be regulated by the states he is against discrimination for any reason. “I am perfectly fine with gay marriage”, he said, ...
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William Barr says he would not fire Mueller without good cause – live

Trump’s nominee for attorney general had previously argued that Trump was right to fire FBI chief James Comey Sign up to the daily US morning briefing 7.25pm GMT Barr says “we either should have a federal law which would prohibit marijuana everywhere . . .however if we want states to have their own laws, we should get there the right way.” 7.24pm GMT On medical marijuana, Barr says his concerns would be not upset settled expectations and reliance interests, however he describes “backdoor...
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‘No way to live here’: new Honduran caravan sets off north as Trump blasts warnings

As hundreds of migrants embark on a march towards ‘El Norte’, Trump launched a Twitter war against the caravan Rosa López was six months pregnant with her seventh child when the killers came for her husband – unnamed assassins acting on orders she cannot, or dares not explain.Ten months later the 30-year-old Honduran sits on a muddy embankment outside the San Pedro Sula bus station with her eldest son, Sergio, 12, getting ready to flee their homeland on the latest migrant caravan north. Continue...
Tags: Americas, World news, US news, US politics, Refugees, US immigration, Honduras, Trump, Sergio, San Pedro Sula, Rosa Lopez, El Norte, Us-mexico Border


William Barr tells senators he will 'not be bullied' by Trump administration – live

Trump’s nominee for attorney general had previously argued that Trump was right to fire FBI chief James Comey Sign up to the daily US morning briefing 5.20pm GMT Barr says he done nothing to encourage Rod Rosenstein to leave the Justice Department and says that, if confirmed, he’d encourage Rosenstein to stay on through a transition period. 5.18pm GMT The confirmation hearing for Bill Barr has now resumed Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, US, US news, Fbi, Democrats, US politics, US Senate, US Congress, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Barr, Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein, William Barr, Bill Barr


Mueller inquiry is no witch-hunt, William Barr tells confirmation hearing – live updates

Trump’s nominee for attorney general had previously argued that Trump was right to fire FBI chief James Comey Sign up to the daily US morning briefing 4.21pm GMT Barr says that his views on sentencing has changed. “I understand things have changed since 1992.” He credits his reluctance to support sentencing reform to being in private practice and away from law enforcement. 4.18pm GMT Barr’s full answer on being bullied can be watched in this clip.BARR: "I had a very good life. I have a v...
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William Barr's attorney general confirmation hearing gets under way – live updates

Iowa governor Kim Reynolds proposes constitutional amendment to allow felons to voteSign up to the daily US morning briefing 3.24pm GMT Barr doesn’t commit to releasing all of Mueller’s report to the public.Barr not fully committing to publicly releasing Mueller report. He says he will commit to releasing "as much as I can" consistent with the law. Big gray area. 3.16pm GMT Barr says “I don’t believe Mr. Mueller to be involved in a witch hunt” and adds that he believes Sessions “probably...
Tags: Republicans, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Iowa, US Senate, US Congress, Donald Trump, Mueller, Barr, Kim Reynolds, William Barr


Yemen conflict: Trump faces bipartisan move to end Saudi support

Newly empowered Democrats could force president to use veto to continue an unpopular warCongress is expected to make an unprecedented challenge to Donald Trump’s authority to take the US into a war in the coming weeks, with a bipartisan measure calling for the end of US military involvement in the Yemen conflict.The Senate passed the measure, invoking the 1973 War Powers Resolution, last month but a parallel effort in the House of Representatives was sunk by the Republican leadership. Now the Ho...
Tags: Senate, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Democrats, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, House, Yemen, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration


Republican Steve King stripped of assignments amid racism backlash – as it happened

Congressman faces growing rebuke over recent commentsTrump denies to reporters he ever worked for MoscowSenate Republicans feel shutdown pressure 1.55am GMT Powering down for the night, thanks for tuning in! Here’s what happened today: 1.35am GMT According to The Daily Beast, the special counsel and NY federal prosecutors are looking into a meeting Trump had in the days before he was inaugurated, for possible evidence that foreigners and donors sought to purchase influence in the adminis...
Tags: Europe, Republicans, White House, Russia, World news, US news, Fbi, Democrats, Gop, US politics, House, US Congress, Kremlin, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Ny


Trump shows no sign of relenting on border wall: 'I'm doing what I pledged' – live updates

Republican senator said Trump should agree to temporary billPresident denies to reporters he ever worked for MoscowSenate Republicans feel shutdown pressure 12.07am GMT In the four weeks since the government shutdown began, the FDA was forced to stop inspections at most food facilities. But on Monday, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced that 10% of agency workers would come back to work, unpaid.According to The Washington Post, 80% of the food supply is checked by the agency and out of the...
Tags: Europe, Republicans, Russia, US, World news, US news, Fbi, Democrats, US politics, Fda, US Congress, Donald Trump, College Football Playoff, The Washington Post, James Comey, Trump


Trump: 'I never worked for Russia. It's just a hoax' – live updates

Republican senator said Trump should agree to temporary billPresident denies to reporters he ever worked for MoscowSenate Republicans feel shutdown pressure 6.14pm GMT Neomi Rao, Donald Trump’s nominee to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, wrote a string of op-eds in and after college where she used inflammatory language to discuss race and gay rights, BuzzFeed reports. Rao described race as a “hot, money-making issue,” affirmative action as the “anointed dragon of liberal excess,” and said we...
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Turkey will not be intimidated by Trump, says foreign minister

Ankara hits back after Trump threatened to ‘economically devastate’ it over SyriaTurkey’s foreign minister has hit back at Donald Trump over his threat to economically devastate the country if it follows through on a planned operation against Kurdish forces in northern Syria, saying Ankara will not be intimidated by its Nato ally.“We have said repeatedly we are not scared of and will not be intimidated by any threats,” said Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in televised remarks from Ankara on Monday, before rebu...
Tags: US, World news, Turkey, US foreign policy, US news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, Nato, Kurds, Donald Trump, Trump, Ankara, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Trump Administration


Senate Republicans feel shutdown pressure as Trump tweets angrily on

Day 24 dawns after fusillade of angry messages from White House and with presidential ally seeking temporary reopeningOn day 24 of the partial government shutdown, the longest in history, Senate Republicans seemed best placed to negotiate a reopening of shuttered federal departments and threatened services and the restoration of pay to 800,000 workers. Related: 'It's ruining people's lives': federal workers count cost of shutdown Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, White House, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Donald Trump


Kamala Harris criticises those 'sowing hate' but stays quiet on presidential run

Californian Democrat sets out hypothetical stall, criticising Trump’s border wall plan as a ‘vanity project’Kamala Harris, the junior Democratic senator from California, has told a sold-out theater in Los Angeles how she would govern – hypothetically – as president of the United States, portraying herself as an early advocate of criminal justice reform who stood up to big banks during the foreclosure crisis. She would bring the country together, she said, by fighting back against the “powerful v...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, World news, US news, Democrats, United States, US politics, Kamala Harris, Trump, US elections 2020


Trump fails to answer yes or no when asked if he ever worked for Russia

New York Times and Washington Post drop bombshell reportsWas Comey FDR Trump tweet linked to ‘insider threat’ memo?The FBI launched an investigation into whether Donald Trump had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests – and Trump went to extraordinary lengths to conceal from his own administration the details of his conversations with Russian president Vladimir Putin, according to two bombshell reports. Related: Trump losing battle to avoid blame for shutdown as it enters ...
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Congressional Black Caucus wants action against Republican Steve King

CBC: assignments must be stripped over white supremacy lineTrump ally is immigration hardliner with far-right linksThe Iowa Republican congressman Steve King was under mounting pressure on Saturday, over remarks in which he asked how the term “white supremacy” came to be seen to be offensive. Related: Trump ally Steve King: I don't know how 'white supremacist' became offensive term Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Race, World news, US news, US politics, Iowa, House Of Representatives, The far right, US Congress, Cbc, Trump, Congressional Black Caucus, Steve King


Congressional Black Caucus wants action against Steve King

CBC: assignments must be stripped over white supremacy lineTrump ally is immigration hardliner with far-right linksThe Iowa Republican congressman Steve King was under mounting pressure on Saturday, over remarks in which he asked how the term “white supremacy” came to be seen to be offensive. Related: Trump ally Steve King: I don't know how 'white supremacist' became offensive term Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Race, World news, US news, US politics, Iowa, House Of Representatives, The far right, US Congress, Cbc, Trump, Congressional Black Caucus, Steve King


Julián Castro launches presidential bid with speech in Texas

Obama housing secretary would be first Hispanic American nominee if he beats Democratic field likely to number 20 or moreJulián Castro, the federal housing secretary under Barack Obama, announced his presidential bid on Saturday with an address in his home city of San Antonio, Texas, where he served for five years as mayor. Related: Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020 Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Obama, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, San Antonio, Castro, San Antonio Texas, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, US elections 2020


Julián Castro launches presidential bid with San Antonio speech

Obama housing secretary would be first Hispanic American nominee if he beats Democratic field likely to number 20 or moreJulián Castro, the federal housing secretary under Barack Obama, announced his presidential bid on Saturday with an address in his home city of San Antonio, Texas, where he served for five years as mayor. Related: Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020 Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Obama, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, San Antonio, Castro, San Antonio Texas, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, US elections 2020


Trump claims plan to end longest government shutdown in history

President backs away from national emergency threatHow the federal government closure is impacting millionsThe US government shutdown is now the longest such closure in history. On Saturday, day 22, members of Congress were out of Washington, Donald Trump was unmoved in the White House, his border wall unbuilt, and around 800,000 federal workers were still without pay and facing mounting hardship. Related: 'Barely above water': US shutdown hits black federal workers hardest Continue reading.....
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US government shutdown becomes longest in history

Trump backs away from national emergency threatHow the federal government closure is impacting millionsThe US government shutdown is now the longest such closure in history. On Saturday, day 22, members of Congress were out of Washington, Donald Trump was unmoved in the White House, his border wall unbuilt, and around 800,000 federal workers were still without pay and facing mounting hardship. Related: 'Barely above water': US shutdown hits black federal workers hardest Continue reading...
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Julián Castro set to launch presidential bid with San Antonio speech

Obama housing secretary would be first Hispanic American nominee if he beats Democratic field likely to number 20 or moreJulián Castro, the federal housing secretary under Barack Obama, is expected to announce his presidential bid on Saturday with an address in his home city of San Antonio, Texas, where he served for five years as mayor. Related: Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020 Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Obama, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, San Antonio, Castro, San Antonio Texas, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, US elections 2020


Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020

The Iraq war veteran and US representative for Hawaii made announcement in a CNN interview scheduled to air SaturdayTulsi Gabbard, the Democratic US representative, said she will run for president in 2020, CNN reported on Friday.“I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,” the Iraq war veteran said in an interview with CNN that is scheduled to air on Saturday. Continue reading...
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